Focus on Corruption : 2009 January 08 – 17
Former chairman to be arrested
Panadura Magistrate ordered the arrest of the former chairman of the Panadura multi-purpose cooperative society who is alleged to be evading settlement of a loan of Rs 8 million from the Panadura Cooperative Rural Bank.
More in: Daily Mirror 17 January www.dinamina.lk
A fraudulent job agency prosecuted
A job agency had bogusly taken money from people promising to send them to Singapore for employment.
The Special Investigation Unit of Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SBFE) has taken legal action against the agency.
More in: Lakbima 12 January www.lakbima.lk
Two racketeers arrested
Two persons who had been issuing fake number plates for a long time in Maradana have been arrested by Nugegoda Divisional Intelligence Unit. The racketeers had fraudulently issued the number-plates similar to the
ones issued by the Department of Motor Traffic.
More in: Divaina 12 January www.divaina.com
2264 defaulters got fined
The Special Investigation Unit of the Electricity Board was able to arrest 2264 persons who had illegally used power last year. The Board was able to collect around Rs. 135 million as fines from them.
More in: Silumina 11 January www.silumina.lk
Police sergeant in bribery net
A police sergeant attached to the Sigiriya police station has been arrested by the Bribery Commission for soliciting a bribe from a person involved in killing cattle, promising not to take legal action against him. The Commission has filed action against him.
More in: Lakbima 8 January www.lakbima.lk
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